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Basic Information about Maps

Just what are maps and how do you make sense of them?  From National Geographic to the United States Geological Service, answers are at your fingertips.

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Map Collections in the Research Center

The Research Center in Tulsa's Central Library holds in its collections many local and regional print and digital maps. 

Research Center Digital Map Collections

Large format printer/map plotter HP DesignJet 5500 is available, capable of printing full color up to 42 inches wide.

Online/CD/DVD resources include:

  • Aerials Express
    Aerial photography for the Tulsa County area. Photos were flown in February 2007
  • Digitized Maps Collection
    The Research Center's digital images of historical Tulsa and Oklahoma maps in our collection.
  • Historical USGS Oklahoma quadrangle maps
    15' and 30' Indian Territory USGS maps scanned by the University of Alabama
  • Map View/Tulsa Bytes
    Parcel mapping software from the Tulsa County Assessor's Office updated annually
  • Mississippi River charts
    River charts from the mid to late 1800's scanned by the University of Alabama
  • Oklahoma Department of Transportation maps
    Includes: Oklahoma's Incorporated City Maps, Indian Territory Map, Oklahoma State Highway maps from 1916-2000
  • Oklahoma Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970
    Maps created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property
  • Oklahoma Topographic interactive maps
    Includes 1:24,000, 1:100,000, and 1:250,000 scale maps
  • Tulsa County aerial maps
    Imagery in the 1950's and the 1960's

Research Center Paper Map Collections

Paper resources include:


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